wp_on_demand_collaboration - The Drive Towards On-Demand...

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© 2006 Collaborative Strategies All Rights Reserved The Drive Towards On-Demand Collaboration: Criteria and Analysis for Making a Well-Informed Decision on Web Collaboration Table of Contents 2 Executive Summary 2 Introduction 2 On-Demand Collaboration Defined 3 The Market for On-Demand Collaboration 4 On-Demand Collaboration Challenges 4 On-Demand Collaboration Requirements Checklist 6 Analysis of Requirements Checklist 11 Conclusion A White Paper by: David Coleman & Robert Sayle Collaborative Strategies
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© 2006 Collaborative Strategies All Rights Reserved 2 On-demand collaboration is a new trend that is driving higher levels of connectedness than ever before. People want to work together on tasks, activities, and projects with “anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any connected device.” As the environment for collaboration is changing, IT is coming under increased pressure to view on-demand collaboration as part of the infrastructure of their organizations. Over the last decade collaborative solutions have mostly been departmentally focused, but with the drive towards globalization, enterprise-wide solutions are now on IT’s agenda. To meet the needs of the enterprise, and with quality of service expectations approaching 99.999%, IT must take a close look at the infrastructure needed to support on-demand collaboration. Top level infrastructure decisions need to be made on: Software as a Service vs. premise-based environment, and Performing collaboration activities over a public vs. private network. In addition to these decision points, this white paper looks at a list of criteria that can be used by IT management in evaluating and selecting an infrastructure solution that can support the high service level requirements of on-demand collaboration in an enterprise environment. Security, reliability, accessibility, and scalability are just a few of the criteria analyzed. So what’s the best on-demand collaboration solution for your organization? Use the criteria and analysis provided in this white paper to help you define your requirements and make a well-informed decision. We are living in a world of on-demand communication. Cell phones, PDA’s, etc. have transformed us into a mobile, connected society where people never want to be out of touch with one another. Many in the younger generation tend to be network-centric and always scanning for opportunities to connect. They don’t want to miss anything! We see this desire to be connected having implications in the business world and helping to drive on-demand collaboration in the workplace. With a myriad of collaboration solutions on the market today, IT management in global organizations is faced with a dilemma on how to make the best decision for the enterprise. This white paper deals with the question, “What infrastructure is needed to really support on-demand collaboration?” We will explore what IT management needs to know to make informed decisions about this issue. We define on-demand collaboration as the ability for people to work
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